Plan Ahead Events Tampa Bay is a division of TSR Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation. It was established in 1992 by Thelma Ramey & Rose Shiflett. The corporate office is located in Largo, Florida and services accounts world-wide.
Thelma and Rose own and operate the company and have a combined 20+ years experience in planning and managing conventions and trade shows.
As a full-service meeting and event management company, Plan Ahead Events of Tampa Bay will be your consultant from the very beginning stages of setting meeting goals and objectives through determining the execution plan necessary to stay on track to meet those goals. Whether it’s a national convention or a first time meeting, no event is too big or too small for our meeting professionals. You can rest assured that Plan Ahead Events will create an event that exceeds the expectations of you and your attendees.
Plan Ahead Events Tampa Bay
7431 114th Ave N.
Largo, FL 33773
“Plan Ahead Events has managed The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s annual Franchise Retreat for the last 5 years. Thelma & Rose essentially have become part of our management team as we work together to ensure we put on a great show for our franchisees and stay within our budget. We have accomplished both for the last 5 years and our franchise owners have responded with higher attendance each year.
The annual Retreat takes a tremendous amount of time and attention to detail. No one I have worked with in event planning addresses the detail and brings the event in on budget as well as Thelma & Rose. I am happy to provide this testimonial and am willing to act as a reference to anyone considering their service.”
Chris Elliott, CEO
FSC Franchise CO.
“Initially, we were skeptical about whether using Plan Ahead Events for our National Convention was a nice-to-have luxury or a must-have need. After working with Rose and Thelma, I can tell you unequivocally that using Plan Ahead Events is a must-have! From site selection, negotiations, event coordination and franchisee communication to vendor coordination, we reduced our overall out-of-pocket spend and delivered our best convention yet! Using Plan Ahead Events is THE way to do Conventions!”
Brian Sanders, President
i9 Sports Corporation
“EmbroidMe is a franchisor with 300 stores in 12 countries and planning and executing our World Expo was a task that created total chaos in our organization. That is, until we found Plan Ahead Events. When we tried to run the event ourselves, we took people away from their normal job duties and assigned a million extra tasks and in the end our expo would still lose a substantial amount of money each year. The Plan Ahead Events team helped us not only plan a great event, but helped with our vendors, trade show and sponsorships. Since they have been running our events it has not only become the best training event for our franchisees, but it has also become an event we make money at. We started using Plan Ahead Events for our big expo but have found they help us tremendously for our smaller sales and regional meetings. They’ve even helped us with our awards trips that we give away to top performers. We couldn’t be happier with all they have brought to our organization and I would highly recommend them to anyone.”
Mark Johnson, President
“The ladies and staff at Plan Ahead Events have been our go-to event planners for the past 5 years. What used to take us and our internal staff months and months of preparation to run an event for over 1,000 franchise operators has now become an event that is manged seamlessly by the Plan Ahead Events team. This allows our internal team to keep focusing on their full-time jobs and not have to become event planners on the side. This saves us time, money, and more importantly the use of our valuable internal resources. Additionally, the event has continued to get better and better each time because of the professionalism, organization, and unique ideas that the Plan Ahead Events team brings to the table. By far, using Plan Ahead Events to run our World Expo has been one of the best business decisions we’ve made in the past 10 years.”
“JT” Jim Tatem, President
“We value the considerable expertise and depth of experience that they bring to all aspects of the planning and conduct of our conventions. We value even more the way they do it; as a direct extension of our team. When it comes to conventions, they are part of our family.”
Steve White, Chief Operating Officer
Allegra Network LLC
“Everyone in our office is up to their eyeballs in work as we are a growing company and we are all running as fast as we can. So, when it came time to plan our first conference none of us had the experience or time to do it on our own. We used Plan Ahead Events for our first conference, and it went off so well we used them again this year and it was bigger and better than ever! So, we are using them next year as well.”
“When I decided to launch the first-ever Summit focused on connecting franchise companies with funding sources, I was a bit intimidated to work with the hotels on rooms, set-up, food, beverage, etc. I knew I needed help, and I knew I wanted to work with an experienced event planning team who would be as committed to a positive outcome as I was – that is exactly what I got from Plan Ahead Events – Tampa Bay! They handled everything from hotel negotiations to how many gallons of coffee to order (at $120/gallon this was a big deal to me, and to the ultimate financial outcome of the event) and everything in between. It was such a relief, and bonus to the event, to have professionals interfacing with the hotel staff, handling all aspects of attendee on-site logistics, working with our sponsors and partners, so on and so on. I know working with PAE saved the event money, saved me time and frustration and made our attendees’ experience more enjoyable. Whether you are planning your first event or fiftieth, I encourage you to speak with the team at Plan Ahead Events – Tampa Bay to see how their experience and knowledge can benefit you, your event and your organization.”
Susan E. Black-Beth, Founder
“Being a small franchise system, we really debated about whether or not to plan our conference ourselves. Thank goodness we decided not to do so and chose to work instead with Plan Ahead Events! So many details were taken off of our plates and we experienced a conference that was so well organized and planned, we were able to enjoy every single moment – we almost felt like we weren’t even at work. The vendor fair was a huge success, the menu at every meal was outstanding, our hotel rates were incredibly low and the transition from one event to another was seamless. You are incredibly professional and working with you is such a pleasure!”
Debbie Shwetz, Co-Founder
Nothing Bundt Cakes
“Everything went off according to plan. Our franchisees raved about the entire event. The entertainment you chose, the menu and decor, the hotel rates you negotiated on our behalf and the professional manner in which you worked with our vendors and of course the exhibit show itself …. Wow! You make it look easy, but we all recognize how hard you work on our behalf. We would not think of doing it without you!”
Ken Gordon, Area Developer
The UPS Store
“Plan Ahead Event’s Tampa Bay rendered invaluable assistance and expertise every step of the way. They designed the entire program as an active participant on the conference steering committee and provided on-site, hands-on assistance to the delegates and exhibitors. Their attention to detail and technical advise resulted in our best Show ever!”
Tony Leffin, President
American Public Works Association, Florida Chapter
“Our sincerest thanks for making our Palm Harbor 10 Theater Grand Opening a huge success. Your professionalism and creativity are greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with your team on future promotions and openings.”
Deane L. Hashemi, Marketing & Promotions Director
“Planning an Event for our valued customers and suppliers is no easy task. I know you spent a great deal of time planning each detail to ensure the workshop sessions, exhibit show, and meal functions would run smoothly. Your flexibility to adapt strategy quickly, according to our needs, was greatly appreciated. Your negotiation with the hotel and sub-contractors, leadership, organization and a management skills, and attention to every detail resulted in our coming in substantially under budget.”
Kevin Archibald, Marketing Manger
“Your planning talent, organizational skills and attention to detail were a true asset to their client. They ensured the flawless execution of a program held at our resort. We look forward to working with your company again on many future programs.”
Valerie Larsen, Sales Manager
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
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